ZONA West Valley

Natasha Nedved Talks West-MEC’s Emergency Medical Technician Program

Tell us about yourself and your involvement in the West-MEC Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program?  My name is Natasha Nedved, I am a senior at Millennium High School and I’m currently involved with the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course through West-MEC Public School District. What are the benefits of enrolling in this program in high school? What sacrifices did you …

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Tatiana Asadourian, Region 5 Spelling Bee Winner

The Maricopa County Region 5 Spelling Bee was held Saturday, February 22nd, at the Youngker High School auditorium in Buckeye.  Tatiana Asadourian, a 4th grader, representing Nadaburg School District, was the winner. Here is what she had to say about her win: How did you feel when you won 1st place in the spelling bee? I felt very proud of …

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Shelby Places 3rd at The Health Career Display Competition

Tell us about HOSA and the recent achievement you just received. HOSA is organization that is part of the Sports Medicine program and helps students prepare for their future in healthcare.  I was recently awarded 3rd place out of 87 teams for the Health Career Display Competition at our State Leadership Conference.  This allows me to travel to Nationals this …

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Student Council President Gets Accepted to Brophy with Honors

“I am so impressed with Jakob Chavez.  I feel like the kid wears 10 different hats here at school and is just such a great leader…I know he may not have giant championship trophies – but he’s a different kind of champ!”-Student Council Moderator Tell us about your year as Student Council President.  What do you think was your best …

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Club Member of The Month, Jazmin Cantley

Jazmin Cantley is an energetic, spunky member of the Woodrow C. Scoutten/Tolleson Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. She’s a talented athlete who keeps the Club staff and members smiling whenever she’s around. How long have you been coming to the Club? I started coming here when I was eight, so about six years. What are some …

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Straight A’s for Gabby Graham

Do you think it was hard for you to get straight A’s in all of your classes this year? Sort of, because some of the concepts were confusing, but I was able to understand them with help from my teachers. What is your favorite subject?  Math and Social Studies – I like doing math and I like learning about history. …

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Baseball Lover, Stephen Gouer

What is the best thing about Discover U? The best thing about discover U is that I get to learn a lot of new things. Who is your favorite baseball team to watch? Who is your favorite pro player? My favorite baseball team is the Arizona Diamondbacks and my favorite player is Paul Goldschmidt. When you are playing baseball, what …

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Brynne Wins Great Communicator Award

Tell us about your recent award for being a great communicator? I was very surprised when I got this, and was very humbled and honored to have received this award.  So to explain to those who may not know what this award is about: It’s basically given to student who acts as a open communicator in class, who asks the teacher helpful questions, that …

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Bradley Holub Awarded Principled and Thoughtful Scholar

Bradley has been recognized as a principled and thoughtful scholar at The Odyssey Preparatory Academy (TOPA) because of his excellent academic and personal characteristics. He was chosen as an ambassador to the administration for his grade level last year and he continues to demonstrate positive behavior. Here is what Bradley had to say: What does it mean to be recognized …

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Nutrition ONE Bring Nutrition to Schools

Is there such a thing as a “Good” for your school lunch that is really good?  Everyone wants their children, scholars, students, and athletes, to be motivated at school. Nutrition ONE is a group of trained chefs that have catered to the Valley since 2001 that do just that!  We provide meal patterns that are whole grains, whole fruits, whole vegetables, and whole …

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